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Fire leads to evacuations at Onalaska apartments

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Firefighters in Onalaska had to evacuate an apartment building on Pinecrest Lane late Saturday night, when fire and heavy smoke were reported in one unit.  

Residents of the 16 apartments in the building at 1320 Pinecrest Lane were able to leave safely, but one person was taken to the hospital with injuries. 

The call came in shortly after 11 p.m. Six pieces of equipment were sent to the scene, where the fire was contained to just one apartment. 

The building had moderate smoke and water damage, and the cause of the fire has not been determined.  

La Crosse firefighters, Onalaska police, and the state patrol also assisted at the scene.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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